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Lady Crusaders down Lady Dutch 47-38 in D9 League play

February 13, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 47-38 District 9 League setback Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Dutch 12-7 in the first eight minutes of play and 12-7 in the second quarter to open a 24-14 halftime lead. They led by 11 at the end of three quarters, 33-22. The fourth quarter saw the Lady Dutch outscore ECC 16-14, making the final score 47-38.
“I thought we played really hard tonight. We’ve been playing good basketball of late and it continued tonight,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.

Crusaders down Dutch 52-35 in D9 League play

February 11, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders used a big second quarter to hand the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 52-35 District 9 League loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Elk held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter. They scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to open a 23-10 lead with 2:13 left in the half. They led 26-14 at the half. The Crusaders outscored the Dutch 26-21 in the second half.

Lady Dutch swimmers avenge early-season loss

February 10, 2012

SMA squads sweep Bradford teams

ST. MARYS - It was a sweet victory for the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim team when they avenged an early-season two-point loss to the Bradford girls by a commanding 38 points on Thursday night at the SMAHS Natatorium. The SMA girls won the meet 109-71 after gaining momentum in the diving portion of the meet and finishing out the meet strong. The Dutchmen outscored the Owls 122-48, keeping their perfect season alive, while the Lady Dutch are now 4-3 for the season with two meets left in the regular season.

Brookville Raiders roll past Crusaders 52-42

February 8, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team was handed a 52-42 loss by the Brookville Raiders on Tuesday evening in a game played at ECCHS.
The Crusaders held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter. Brookville took over in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 15-6 to take a 19-13 lead at the half. The Crusaders closed the advantage slightly in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-15 to make the score 34-31 headed into the final period of play before Brookville put the game away with a strong fourth quarter.

Punxsy records 42-36 D9 League win over Lady Dutch

February 8, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch suffered their third straight setback last night as the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks held off the Lady Dutch for a 42-36 District 9 League victory.
The Lady Chucks were able to lead by seven points at the end of the first period, 11 at halftime and six at the end of the third quarter.
St. Marys was able to come back to knot the game at 36 with 4:18 left but could not come up with the offense.
“We didn’t play well defensively tonight,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli. “We didn’t come to play four quarters. The girls just didn’t seem to be focused tonight.”

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

St. Marys Area swim teams sweep Central Mountain squads

February 7, 2012

ST. MARYS – With the regular season in its final two weeks, it is the time of year when the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team and their coaches take a hard look at the progress they made throughout the season. Yet this time the measuring stick is not the number of wins and losses. The true gauge is how the team is trending toward the end of the season.

DuBois Beavers down Dutch wrestlers for 9-AAA title

February 6, 2012

DuBOIS - The DuBois Area Beavers wrestling squad captured the District 9-AAA team championship on Saturday by defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch 55-13 in the title match held at the DuBois Area High School.
“That was a tough match,” said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. “We were certainly the underdogs today.”
“We got experience wrestling in the championship match. Eleven of our 14 starters are either sophomores or freshmen,” said Surra.
“DuBois wrestled well. We were going to wrestle our best against their best. Hopefully, we can build on this,” said the coach.

Dutch gymnasts finish regular season with win over DuBois Friday

February 6, 2012

DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team finished out their regular season with a 121.6-117.6 win over the DuBois Beavers on Friday evening during a meet held at the DuBois Area High School.
"It was a nice way to finish out the regular season," said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless. "The St. Marys team had a pretty even match-up with DuBois, with the top three awards split pretty evenly between both teams."

Crusaders hold off Punxsy Chucks for 47-45 win

February 4, 2012

Clayton Housler converted a one-and-one situation with 2.8 seconds remaining and Ben Wortman blocked a Punxsutawney shot at the buzzer to give the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 47-45 District 9 League victory over the Punxsutawney Chucks last night at the ECCHS gym.

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